Happy Janmastmi from Ghanshyam Thakkar (Oasis)

Computer Art: Ghanshyam Thakkar

ગીત અને સંગીતઃ ઘનશ્યામ ઠક્કર
Lyrics and Music: Ghanshyam Thakkar
સ્વર: કિશોર મનરાજા, નેહા મહેતા અને વૃંદ

Singers: Kishore Manraja, Neha Mehta and chorus

According Hindu culture, God has come to earth as a human multiple times, with different personalities. Krishna’s (Kanuda is his one of the many nicknames) personality has become the most popular. Some day I will get into the subject in detail.  In reference to this post, I will elaborate about Krishna, his flute and his dancing and singing.

The culture has seen many variations in social freedom, mixing of boys and girls etc over the centuries. Hindu culture has been veil orthodox to bikini dressed, From Sita to Draupadi, From Mahavira and Buddha yogi to Khajurao Kamasutra. Dancing and touching of boys and girls would be unimaginable in many periods. Even 40 years ago, it would be unsocial to hold your own wife’s hand in public. And now Indian culture has become almost western culture, when single boys and girls hold hands in public, go on dates with different boys and girls, and dance that would include close touching.

I don’t know how far Krishna and his buddies went in social revolution. But boys and girls, even married girls, went to dance in groups on the bank of the river Yamuna. Played Dandia Raas together.

Krishna has been know as one of the best flute players. The sound of his flute stole young women’s heart, and was very appreciated by men. Some of the married women like Radha could not control themselves when they heard Krishna’s flute. (Reminds you of the female craze for actor Rajesh Khanna!)

Of course the town also had few orthodox who could not tolerate such forward social behavior. There were criticisms. And of course Radha and other married girls’ husbands had a thing or two to say too:).

The song reflects many such emotions. No matter what went on at that time, Krishna has the highest social impact on Hindu culture. He remains the most beloved Avatar of all the time. Many poets (including myself) have written many poems and songs about this personality.

Happy birthday Kanuda

Ghanshyam Thakkar

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